§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list each programme supported by the Overseas Development Administration for research and development of the biodiversity of the tropics since 1987, with the funds allocated to each in each year and the annual totals.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We funded 62 projects on biodiversity from central research and development funds in 1987–88, 58 projects in 1988–89 and 43 projects in 1989–90. I am placing in the Library a list of projects in each year, including the total cost of each project and the cost to ODA in each financial year. Information relating to 1990–91 will be contained in ODA's report on research and development for that year, which is in preparation. ODA is one of the largest contributors to the International Board for Plant Genetics Resources.